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FAQ’s About Veneers Marietta, GA

FAQ’s About Veneers

Porcelain veneers continue to climb the charts for popular cosmetic dental treatments. They are known for their ability to address a wide range of aesthetic flaws and give patients an instant smile makeover. If you weren’t lucky enough to be born with a Hollywood smile, porcelain veneers can likely give it to you.

Veneers do require a minor alteration to your existing tooth structure. Therefore, they are considered an irreversible procedure. For most, however, this procedure is life-changing. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions surrounding porcelain veneers so that you can determine if this cosmetic investment is right for you.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin slices of porcelain that are customized and bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. As your dentist, we can alter the size, length, shape and color of your veneers to reflect your ideal smile. In most cases, veneers are placed in multiples, typically on the front 2 to 8 teeth. However, just one veneer can be used if necessary.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made to look natural. They can correct a full menu of cosmetic concerns, ranging from mildly crooked teeth and gapped teeth to chipped teeth and discolored teeth. If you hide your mouth when you laugh because you feel your smile is unbalanced or unattractive, porcelain veneers can likely help.

Who Is NOT A Good Candidate For Veneers?

Veneers should not be placed on patients that have existing decay, gum disease or severe misalignment. In addition, those that have a teeth grinding habit (bruxism) should avoid porcelain veneers due to the potential damage that could occur. If you only grind your teeth at night, a custom mouth guard can be considered to protect your veneers.

What Happens During The Procedure?

The veneers process begins with a careful evaluation from Dr. Gilreath. This will include a discussion of your ideal goals as well as precise measurements of your teeth and bite. Your actual procedure will require that a tiny amount of your tooth structure be shaved off. This is to encourage the veneer to bond more securely. You will be given local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. Once your teeth are prepared for veneers, an impression will be taken of your teeth so that your veneers can be custom fabricated to fit your smile.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return for a second appointment to place the veneers. This is when Dr. Gilreath will check the size, color and shape of each veneer and bond them securely in place to create your new dazzling smile.

How Do I Care For My Porcelain Veneers?

Routine dental checkups and oral care at home should continue as normal. You will need to pay close attention to cleaning the area around your veneers so that decay and gum disease are prevented. Remember that although the veneer itself is stain-resistant and decay-resistant, your surrounding tissues and underlying tooth is still vulnerable. In addition, it is strongly encouraged that patients avoid harmful dental habits such as chomping ice, nail biting or tearing open packages with their teeth. Your veneers are strong, but they are not intended for use beyond normal chewing functions.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

The longevity of porcelain veneers varies from patient to patient. Typically, patients get about 10 to 15 years out of their veneers. If one of your veneers were to chip or crack, it can be easily replaced.

Are Porcelain Veneers Covered By My Dental Insurance?

Cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers are typically not covered under dental insurance. However, many offices have flexible financing plans to help you afford this invaluable smile enhancement. A beautiful, confident smile is priceless!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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